Library use

Basics of use


The library of Hof University is accessible to all interested persons. The use based on the General Regulations on the Use of Bavarian Public Libraries (Allgemeine Benützungsordnung der Bayerischen Staatlichen Bibliotheken - ABOB).

University members
The CampusCard is also your library card. You have only to fill in an application form. With the CampusCard you have 24h access to the library.
Download Application form

External users
Our library is also open to users from Hof and the surrounding area. In order to register in the library, you will need to show your identity card or passport. You will receive a library guest card for a deposit of 5 euros.
Download Application form

The CampusCard Hof is the library card for both libraries (Hof and Münchberg). You need your card for borrowing books. Please report a loss of the CampusCard immediately, so that you are not held liable for misuse of your card by third parties.

24h access


Members of the University of Applied Sciences can use both libraries (Hof and Münchberg) 24 hours per day. Please use your CampusCard at the self-service terminal to borrow or return books, or to extend the loan period.



  • is free after getting a library card
  • the loan period is 4 weeks
  • the loan period is shorter during exam time
  • reminder per email before loan period expires. There is no guarantee for getting the reminder
  • you can have a look at your user account in the library catalog or at the self-service-terminal
  • it is possible to borrow 30 books at the same time


  • if you don't return or renew the items you have borrowed on time, you have to pay overdue fines
  • 1st reminder: 7,50 €, 2nd reminder: 10 €, 3rd reminder: 20 €
  • note that the user account is locked until payment of overdue fines and the return of the media
  • you can pay the fees using the Campus Card at the service-terminal or by bank transfer


  • books can be renewed twice just before the end of the loan period, if they have not been reserved by another user
  • you can renew your media:
    • in the library catalog  (you need your library user number from your Campus- or guest card and your PIN - the last six digits of your user number),
    • at the self-service terminal
    • at the information desk

Reserving and ordering

  • in our catalog you can reserve media which are borroed from other users
  • you get an email when you can pick up the ordered medium in the library
  • reserved media must be picked up within 5 days

Special conditions


If you are master student or you have registered your final thesis you have some special conditions.

Library facilities and equipment


 Library in Hof

  • two group study rooms (6-8 workplaces) – reservation
    (tutorial "How to make a reservation for a group study room?")
  • 4 Carrels
  • reading rooms
  • PC-room, printer, copy machines, book scanner
  • self-service terminal with a box for returned media
  • Headset, presenter, scanmarker  - lending for 1 day
  • caddies
  • lockers – only accessible during regular opening hours


 Library in Münchberg

  • reading room
  • printer, copy machine, scanner
  • self-service terminal     
  • Headset, presenter, scanmarker  - lending for 1 day




Campus Hof

95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg